Leave a legacy

By leaving a gift in your will you’ll be helping some of the world’s poorest people, mainly women, gain the skills they need to work their way out of poverty – for good, without relying on handouts. But your contribution won’t stop there. Hand in Hand’s members spend the money they earn on their children’s health and education. With full stomachs and inquiring minds, the sky is the limit for future generations. And so the cycle continues.

Why leave a gift to Hand in Hand?

Leaving a gift in your Will is a wonderful way to continue to support the causes you are passionate about in your lifetime, creating a lasting legacy.

We promise to use your gift wisely and effectively. Any gift left to Hand in Hand will help some of the world’s poorest women gain the skills they need to work their way out of poverty, transforming whole communities.

How can I leave Hand in Hand a gift in my Will?

Making a will and keeping it up to date is important. We suggest you seek legal advice when drawing up or making amendments to an existing will. A solicitor or member of the Institute of Professional Will Writers will be able to provide the best advice on the correct wording.

What kinds of gifts can I leave in my Will?

There are different ways you can leave Hand in Hand a gift in your Will:

  • Pecuniary gifts: are specified sums of money or a percentage of the residue estate.
  • Specific gifts: are items such as stocks and shares, a property, paintings, jewelry.
  • Residual gifts: are made up of what is left of the estate, or part of the remaining

What if I already have a Will?

You don’t have to rewrite your whole Will if you decide to leave a gift to us. Your solicitor can add a codicil to your Will that lists all the changes you wish to make to your original Will.

Talk to us about your legacy

We are here to answer any questions you have about your legacy gift sensitively and quickly. Your privacy is of the utmost important to us, and any information you share with us will be treated in confidence.

“Wealth management extends well beyond one’s lifetime. By planning for the future and setting up a charitable legacy trust, I feel a real sense of gratification and peace of mind since I feel I have properly taken care of things.” Francis Claessens | Chairman of Peers, The Private Wealth Network | Hand in Hand supporter

Talk to us about your legacy

Legacy donors

Charlie Strawa Fundraising Manager

As the person responsible for all Hand in Hand's legacy donations, Charlie will be happy to speak to you about leaving a gift.

Tel: +44 (0)7964 344 476

By the numbers

4.85 million jobs

Our Self-Help Group members save together, train together and go into business together

17.46 lives improved

Every business we help create benefits an average of five family members – young, old and everywhere in between

Based on Guardian datablog charity donations list (minus FACE ratios for The Gavi Fund Affiliate and International Finance Facility for Immunisation Company)

$0.90 of every $1 goes to programmes

90 cents of every dollar we raise is spent on programmes. On average, the UK’s 10 biggest development NGOs spend $0.80